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I've got an MSI KM4M-V motherboard, which is Socket A and has 6 mounting holes, as seen below.



The new case I'm putting it in has clip-in stand-offs, and only 5 of them at that.

There are 2 mounting holes in close proximity to each other near the PCI slots.

I'm considering not using one of them (the middle one specifically, then all 4 corners are being supported). Will it be safe on just 5?
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I've got an MSI KM4M-V motherboard, which is Socket A and has 6 mounting holes, as seen below.



The new case I'm putting it in has clip-in stand-offs, and only 5 of them at that.

There are 2 mounting holes in close proximity to each other near the PCI slots.

I'm considering not using one of them (the middle one specifically, then all 4 corners are being supported). Will it be safe on just 5?
if the others are well secured you should be fine
    
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Just be careful plugging in/removing stuff so the board doesn't bend. You're using enough so the board won't short on the case if that is your worry.
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Ya, probably be fine unless you move the PC alot. Also just be careful when pushing in a card or heat sink support the middle.
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I'm doing a very quick move over, so the 3 PCI cards (yes all the slots are full), and the HSF are staying put.

I'll use the corner ones plus the one in front of the AGP slot. Thanks.
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